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No, being persuasive and responding succinctly are not forms of intelligence. And certainly not debating either.
They may require intelligence to be performed (although in the case of debating too much intelligence is a hindrance, unless coupled with a lot of dishonesty), but intelligence derives from intellego. "I perceive", not "I project".

His record of being on the right side of history is simply outstanding. Certainly far superior to Clinton's. Dismissing his intelligence feels very presumptuous.

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by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 04:43:18 PM EST
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We will have to disagree on that. To understand very complex things requires a great deal of intelligence.  It require genius to make them appear simple.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 05:04:40 PM EST
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Requiring something and being something are different things.

If we need to disagree on that, then language has ceased to be.

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by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 06:06:33 PM EST
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And on top of that, so far nobody had been talking of making something complex appear simple (I assume that you meant appearing simple without travesty - Trump repeatedly makes complex things appear simple, but I don't think it is a sign of genius).

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by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 06:08:18 PM EST
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